The wood of the sycamore maple is hard, very dense and fine-pored. It has a very light colour and usually exhibits a subtle grain pattern, giving it a uniform texture. An exception to this is the curly maple trunk, which displays a beautiful grain known as a “figure". The wood of the sycamore maple is renowned for its strength, durability, and resistance to wear. It is also a popular material for crafting musical instruments such as violins and guitars, as it produces a warm and well-balanced sound. The clarity of maple wood has a calming and grounding effect. The sycamore maple is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia, typically found at higher altitudes. It can grow up to 30 meters tall with a dense crown that provides shade. The leaves are hand-shaped and have five to seven lobes. In autumn, the green leaves of the sycamore maple transform into vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Arno Wandel is the collaborative project of the two brothers, Baldouin and Timo Bee, along with their friend Leon Beck. With a background in Architecture and Cabinet Making we question the way we perform our daily rituals, what we need, and how we create things. Our work is about slowing down. It all begins with the joy of making useful things, essential instruments for everyday use. We create objects we miss with the ambition that they outlive the trees they are made of. What drives us is the power of the essential in working with objects and space playfully.
Aligned with the principles of Cradle-to-Cradle, we work with biodegradable or fully recyclable resources. Therefore, we construct our products without chemicals or composite materials. Our Products are solid or detachable and ready to be reused or reunited with Mother Earth. Each of our pieces is handcrafted by Lucian Kopp, our skilled and dedicated cabinetmaker, with the help of contemporary tools and technologies in the far south of Germany, Bodensee. We are committed to continuously improving our sourcing of materials and production processes.